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  • Date posted: May 2, 2013

    UKAS has granted accreditation to additional certification bodies who were on the pilot project for accreditation against EN 45011 for certification of installation and advisory services under the DECC Green Deal programme. This follows the announcement on 17 May 2012 of the first tranche of accreditations. Details of the scope ...

     

  • Date posted: April 5, 2013

    The Centre Testing International (CTI) Corporation is the first organisation to be granted UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020: 1998 for asbestos surveying on marine vessels in compliance with the International Marine Organisation (IMO). The accreditation is for activities undertaken by CTI’s Maritime Industry Department based in Shanghai. Following the 2009 ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2013

    A new report ‘The Economics of Accreditation¹’commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills has assessed the economic benefits derived from the accreditation of certification, measurement and inspection services. Researchers from Birkbeck, University of London, surveyed a selection of businesses and other independent analysis to create the report. Its ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2013

    Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Chief Inspector of Hospitals releases Policy Statement outlining how existing accreditation schemes e.g. CPA, ISAS & IQIPS can help to inform Care Quality Commission’s programme of inspections.Download the CQC policy statement  

     

  • Date posted: March 4, 2013

    UKAS Pilot Assessment Programme for Accreditation of Private Security Companies operating outside the UK The deadline for applications to participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme for Certification of Private Security Companies operating outside the UK expired on 24 April 2013. The names of the applicants accepted under the programme ...

     

  • Date posted: March 4, 2013

    A joint communiqué, issued by ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), IAF (International Accreditation Forum) & ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), has been published to reinforce the fact that accredited inspection bodies operate a recognised quality management system. Until now, accredited inspection bodies were often requested by their customers to undertake ...

     

  • Date posted: February 25, 2013

    The publication of PAS 2030: 2012 Edition 2 on 25 January 2013 and of MCS 023, the “bridging document” between the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) and PAS 2030 on 28 January 2013 raises a number of issues relating to accreditation of certification bodies for certification of Green Deal (GD) installation ...

     

  • Date posted: January 28, 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the UK’s first accreditation for Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) to Action for Deafness for adult hearing services to the IQIPS standards. Independent assessment and accreditation is a key part of the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) IQIPS Programme which ...

     

  • Date posted: January 21, 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the first validation/verification bodies for Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) projects. The WCC was launched in July 2011 to help give credibility to woodland creation schemes which are specifically aimed at carbon sequestration. The first two bodies to be granted UKAS accreditation under ...

     

  • Date posted: January 1, 2013

    Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2050 was developed in response to broad community and industry desire for a consistent method for assessing the life cycle green house gas (GHG) emissions of goods and services. The development of the PAS was sponsored by DEFRA and the Carbon Trust. It is being used ...